Sakurajima volcano news
Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): activity summary 7-13 Nov 2012
Thursday Nov 15, 2012 06:46 AM | DOOR: T
JMA reported that during 5-9 November explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1.3 km from the crater. Very small eruptions at Minami-dake Crater occurred during 8-9 November.
Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that explosions during 7-12 November produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.2-3 km (4,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted S, SE, and E. During 8-9 November pilots observed ash plumes that rose to altitudes of 2.4-4 km (8,000-13,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE and E.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Saturday, Nov 10, 2012
The volcano continued to show elevated activity: During 9 Nov, there were 4 moderate explosions with ash plumes rising to 8-13,000 ft (2.4-4 km) altitude. [meer...]
Friday, Nov 09, 2012
While the volcano has only had about 1 explosion per day during 5-7 Nov, Sakurajima has been very active since 8 Nov with at least 6 moderate explosions recorded during the past 24 hours. A large one this morning at 06:27 GMT produced an ash plume reaching 13,000 ft (4.3 km) altitude. [meer...]
Thursday, Nov 08, 2012
During 29 October-2 November explosions from Sakura-jima's Showa Crater ejected tephra as far as 1.8 km from the crater. ... [meer...]
Monday, Nov 05, 2012
After a relatively quiet period between 30 Oct - 3 Nov, Sakurajima had a record number of 6 moderate explosions on 4 November (GMT time). Ash rose to altitudes of 6-8,000 ft (1.8-2.4 km). ... [meer...]
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
After a few days with small to medium explosions, two stronger eruptions occurred yesterday evening and this morning (GMT time), sending ash to 10-11,000 ft (3-3.4 km) altitude. ... [meer...]